Overview

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. It can be found in many fruits, vegetables, eggs, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, meat, and oily saltwater fish. It can also be made in a laboratory. Carotenoids are a group of yellow or orange chemicals found in plants. Some of these can be converted to vitamin A in the body.

Vitamin A is most commonly used for treating vitamin A deficiency.

People also use vitamin A to reduce complications of diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and measles, and for fertility, diarrhea, vision, child development, skin disorders, infections, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

How does it work ?

Vitamin A is required for the proper development and functioning of our eyes, skin, immune system, and many other parts of our bodies.

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